Dark Convicts
FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 144 pages
SIZE: 210 x 140 mm
ISBN: 9781742589183
RIGHTS: World Rights
CATEGORY: Judy Johnson, New Releases, UWAP Poetry,
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Dark Convicts


Judy Johnson

It is a little known fact that eleven African American convicts arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788. Two of these ex-slaves were the author’s ancestors. In extensively researched poems, award-winning writer Judy Johnson vividly portrays scenes from her black forebears’ lives, both before transportation and afterwards, in the fledgling colony of New South Wales.



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